Italian cottage pie recipe

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40 Recipes

Pack your freezer full of homemade midweek meals.

Chicken, leek & parsley pie


(19 ratings)

This satisfying evening meal can be made in advance: simply make up the pie and freeze until you are ready to bake it
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Big-batch Bolognese


(27 ratings)

Whip up a huge batch of bolognese that's fit to feed a hungry crowd, or freeze half for a speedy midweek meal
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Pork goulash with herby dumplings


(43 ratings)

Goulash makes a great freezer standby - just the job when you're pushed for time, but want the comfort of a stew
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Cheesy broccoli pasta bake


(30 ratings)

A versatile pasta bake is a midweek staple and this recipe can even be made ahead and frozen for extra convenience
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Melanzane lasagne


(17 ratings)

This vegetarian lasagne is freezer-friendly, the ideal standby supper
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

One-pot chicken & bacon stew


(58 ratings)

Cook a batch of this delicious family favourite and you'll always have a satisfying meal to hand
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Chicken biryani bake


(18 ratings)

Keep this biryani bake in the freezer for an easy midweek health kick
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Italian vegetable soup


(47 ratings)

Warm up your week with this good-for-you vegetable soup that's easy to freeze ahead
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Yummy scrummy carrot cake


(789 ratings)

The lightest and most enticingly moist carrot cake you will ever come across - just find a good hiding place for it!
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Spicy African chicken stew


(26 ratings)

Cayenne pepper and Scotch bonnet chillies give this boldly flavoured peanut casserole a fiery kick
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy